David Drew MP on Hinkley: There is still talk, for instance, that Oldbury could be the site of a new Horizon station so knowing what HPC involves is important. Secondly, I went to find out about the supply chain, given that there are a number of local companies interested in becoming part of the project. At present most of the work resides with what are called tier one companies, the main contractors, but subsequently there will be opportunities for tier two firms, sub-contractors, and eventually tier three sub-sub-contractors. HPC is a huge project. It is estimated that it is currently the biggest construction project in Europe. The site is some 250 acres, being next to the existing Hinkley Point A and B stations.
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